Baylor in the News – Sept. 4-10, 2022

September 11, 2022

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on voters’ perception of the level of democracy in their state, local theater production coming into the fall riding the momentum and energy of successful summer shows and importance of water data and how it can impact behavior.

Sept. 4, 2022

Interesting Engineering: Scientists create science graphics for the blind using 19th century lithophane and 3D printing
A research team led by Baylor chemists has used lithophane – a 19th-century art form – and 3D printing to turn scientific data into tactile graphics that glow with a video-like resolution, allowing both blind and sighted individuals to visualize the same piece of data. This research also was covered in Tech Times.

Sept. 7, 2022

The New York Times: Trump Couldn’t Have Done What He Did Without States Leading the Way
This essay about consequences of partisan control of state governments cites a paper by authors Gregory Shufeldt of the University of Indianapolis and Baylor political scientist Patrick Flavin, who contend the single most important factor in voters’ perception of the level of democracy in their state is whether or not their own party is in control.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco stages use summer momentum to head into fall season
Baylor Theatre’s fall starts off Sept. 28 with the warm-hearted musical “Amélie,” set in Paris and wearing charm on its arm with fantasy, puppetry and romance.

Sept. 8, 2022

KXAN-TV (NBC): 2022 Texas Groundwater Summit: Data, dollars, and delegation
Joe Yelderman, Ph.D., chair and professor of geosciences at Baylor, was on a panel at the 2022 Texas Groundwater Summit that focused on the importance of water data and how it can impact behavior. “You can’t manage something you don’t measure,” which leads to, “You can’t manage something well if you don’t measure accurately,” Yelderman said.

KWBU-FM: Business Review - "Balancing Ethics"
AUDIO: Matt Quade, associate professor of management at Baylor, explains that ethical leadership compounded by supervisor-induced stress can lead to employee deviance and turnover.

Sept. 9, 2022

Baylor Connections: President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.
AUDIO: As a new academic year finds its stride, there is much to celebrate and anticipate at Baylor. In this Baylor Connections, President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., shares insights on a variety of topics: national trust in Baylor, enrollment, spiritual formation, leadership in higher education and college athletics, future growth and more.

Sept. 10, 2022

Waco Tribune-Herald: Mike Copeland: Broken G BBQ opens at The Backyard; vacant health complex bought
Baylor University’s 2022-23 approach to its institutional commercial shuns the “sea of sameness” with campus scenes accompanied by a soundtrack from Nashville-based Christian duo, Apollo LTD, whose original song “Run” was written exclusively for Baylor. The commercial morphs into a three-minute music video by Apollo LTD that includes the aforementioned campus tour.


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